PISA Science 2006: Implications for Science Teachers and Teaching

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Rodger W. Bybee, Barry McCrae
NSTA Press, 2009 - Education - 286 pages
PISA Science 2006 provides a thorough examination of the assessmentâincluding chapters on creating a framework for scientific literacy, test design and development, and frequently answered criticismsâplus more than a dozen essays on important themes for science teachers and the studyâs implications for teaching science in the future. This book provides educators with a top-down view of where we stand today in science education and what this means for students and educators.
 

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Contents

PISA An Introduction and Overview
3
PISA 2006 An Assessment Framework for Scientific Literacy
15
PISA 2006 Test Development and Design
27
PISA Frequently Answered Criticisms
39
PISA Science 2006 International Results
49
Knowledge Of and About Science
59
What Scientific Knowledge Remains When the Rest Is Forgotten?
69
What Lies Behind Finnish Students Success in PISA Science?
79
The Importance of Aligning Teaching and Assessment
133
PISA 2006 Assessment of Attitudes Toward Science
139
What Science Do Students Want to Learn?
149
Teaching and Learning Science PISA and the TIMSS Video Study
163
Seeing the US Education System Through the Prism of PISA
179
Teaching Science to Achieve Scientific Literacy
187
20 Designing a Science Curriculum to Enhance Students Scientific Literacy
203
Assessing PISA 2006 Scientific Competencies
215

Overcoming Challenges and Succeeding in PISA Science 2006
91
Everyday Conceptions Across the World
101
A Perspective on US Science Teaching and Learning
111
Improving Science Teaching and Learning
117
Windows Into HighAchieving Science Classrooms
123
Scientific Literacy Implications of PISA Science 2006 for Teachers and Teaching
227
PISA 2006 Science Units
249
Index
281
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